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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
16 February 2025 @ 10:26 pm


In the interests of being better organised, here is the link to my fanfic.net page where every fanfic I have ever written is listed in chronological order.

http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2384416/Dizzo

Most of these fics have appeared over here at one time or another, but it's hard to keep track of them, so I'm very happy to sit back and let FF.net do the work for me :)


 
 
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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
23 August 2016 @ 10:27 pm
I couldn't resist ...


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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
I'm just stopping by to say 'hi', and just to let you know that I am still alive, despite appearances to the contrary!!



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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
19 August 2016 @ 08:46 pm
I'm on the Isle of Wight ferry sitting opposite a bloke with a giant plastic flamingo.

That is all.

No, I haven't even started on the wine yet.
 
 
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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
18 August 2016 @ 10:18 pm
This weekend marks the 22nd anniversary of the day this happened ...


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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
17 August 2016 @ 08:53 pm
I've managed to get some good work done on Dylan this evening.  Feel like I'm over halfway now, and that's always an encouraging feeling :D



Chilling with a glass of wine now!
 
 
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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
16 August 2016 @ 10:24 pm
Cute, sleepy Dean always makes me happy!

 
 
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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
16 August 2016 @ 10:18 pm
A little bit of silliness written recently for the Fanfiction.net challenge.  The challenge word was 'wild'

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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
15 August 2016 @ 10:33 pm

We had the pleasure of catching up with our friend Chris from New Zealand last week, and seeing her got me to thinking about all our other absent friends down in that magnificent part of the world.  So this post is dedicated to those people who, although they are a world away, still bring me immense joy every single day!


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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
14 August 2016 @ 10:34 pm
I've had time to do some good work on Dylan today.

Funnily enough, I bumped into Dot and David (Dylan's owners) on Saturday morning, and actually got to see the boy Dylan himself.  While I was standing there making a fuss of him, David said 'we'd love for you to do a portrait of him soon - probably in the new year'.

I just smiled at him, and thought, 'uh, yes; I'm actually doing one of him now ...'

Awk-ward! :D

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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
13 August 2016 @ 10:24 pm
A meet up with a bunch of lovely fangirls (and fanboy) in London never fails to make me happy!

Thanks to amberdreams, xlittleangx, theymp, anactoria, and beelikej

We were also joined all the way from Belgium by Wendy who isn't on Livejournal, but is more active on Facebook.  She's a wonderful fangirl and is my regular roomie at JIB.  We were also joined by amberdreams's hubby, Paul who has no interest in Supernatural whatsoever, and was brave and bewildered throughout the entire afternoon!

jj1564 and milly_gal we'ren't able to join us for various unfortunate reasons and were sorely missed. :(



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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
13 August 2016 @ 06:09 pm
fireheart13 and firesign10
I hope your day is all kinds of awesome xx

 
 
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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
12 August 2016 @ 11:25 pm
A couple of my f-listies are going through a tough time at the moment.  So, milly_gal and big_heart_june


This collection of prettiness is for you ladies xCollapse )
 
 
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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
12 August 2016 @ 10:31 pm
I've had a lovely evening with one of my my many dear friends from New Zealand.  Chris is over for two weeks visiting family; we haven't met up for about 7 years and together with Mr D, we spent a lovely evening in the local wine bar having a great catch up.

Every time I meet up with one of my precious kiwi friends, I'm reminded that time and distance are no impendiment to true friendship.  Without exception, whenever we meet up it's like we never left off; it's effortless. And although it's so very hard to say goodbye, It also makes me happy because I know how lucky I am to know such special people.

 
 
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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
11 August 2016 @ 11:08 pm
This is Dylan, my latest commission.


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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
10 August 2016 @ 08:41 pm
How could anyone not be happy at this news?  Congratulations to Jensen and Danneel :D

Little Twin Ackles ... TWACKLES!






 
 
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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
10 August 2016 @ 07:38 pm
Originally posted by sasha_dragon, wings128, and dugindeep

Here

These ladies make a very valid point in this piece, that the nature of fandom is changing.  It's a slow, insidious process, but I can notice the difference from the six years that I've been in fandom.

Feedback is the lifeblood of creativitiy, and creativity is the lifeblood of fandom.  Without feedback we are, as cherie_morte so beautifully put it, 'just shouting into a void'. I'm only active in the Supernatural fandom, so I can't say if this is a universal trend or just one within our fandom, but it's a sad one in any case.

A lot of people do seem to be migrating over to Twitter and Tumblr.  I won't be one of them.  Although I have accounts which I rarely use on both, I also loathe them both.  I dislike the impersonalness (is that even a word??) of those platforms, and the brevity which they encourage, to the point that I don't actually even get the point of them.

When you have put your heart and soul into writing a story, or creating art, you want to know what people think.  What do they particularly like about it?  What do they think you could have done better?  Did it make them laugh?  Did it make them cry?  Did it provoke thought?   This kind of feedback is the fuel that keeps the engine of fandom running.

A one-click A03 kudos, or 'like' on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, while a decent gesture which is nevertheless appreciated, is an easy get-out which removes that interaction; that chance to brighten someone's day with a positive comment.  It could be the difference between a writer being inspired to carry on, or giving up.

That's why I love Livejournal.  Quite apart from the fact that I've met an inordinate number of extraordinary people through it, it promotes interaction.  It doesn't give you the one-click easy option of a 'like' button.  It's a platform for giving and sharing and making friends, not just for 'shouting into the void'.

So I'll echo these lovely ladies and say, let's keep commenting, keep reviewing, and leaving that feedback.  Whether it be here on Livejournal, or on A03, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, or wherever - when someone's spent a month writing a 10,000 word story, surely they deserve two minutes of your time to say thank you.

I'll be the first to admit that I haven't been as active on reading and commenting of late, real life has seen to that; but even if it takes me a month to get round to it, I always try to leave a few words of encouragement whenever I read something.  Reading these posts has made me even more determned to stand by that pledge.

So please, let's keep our wonderful fandom active and motivated.  We all owe this fandom so much, we've all benefited from being part of it; so let's pay a little forward, and make sure everyone else gets as much joy and inspiration from our fandom as we all have.

It's the least we can do!
 
 
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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
09 August 2016 @ 09:25 pm
Mr D discovered this beautiful picture today and I just had to share it for this meme, because it made me feel very happy ... and just a little bit wistful too!

For those of you who, like me, love Calvin and Hobbes, the naughty, precocious little boy and his stuffed tiger, this picture of them all grown up, but still enjoying each other's company, is just adorable.

Enjoy!


credit Sean Hampton-Cole on Pinterest

 
 
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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
08 August 2016 @ 06:51 pm
Well, it came and it went and we all made prats of ourselves and did so gladly!

Due to not having any time of work, together with weekend commitments, I wasn't able to be as actively involved in GISHWHES this year as I was last year.

I was part of the team that travelled up to London and had a whale of a time at Comic-con completing several tasks; however, there were also a few tasks I managed to complete on my own.

And here, for your delectation ... or possibly, your amusement/disgust/disbelief (delete as applicable) are my indiivdual submissions ...







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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
I'M BACK!!!!

A combination of GISHWHES, work and weekend art commitments has kept me busy, busy busy, and I've seriously missed my Livejournal time over the last week.  I've been dipping in and out via my phone whenever I can, and  there are definitely a few posts I will catch up on, so bear with me!!

Anyhoo, this last week has given me so many reasons to be happy (and one reason not to be happy ... *points to streaming cold and hacking cough which is now in it's ninth day and still going strong*)

So I thought I'd do one of those 'five reasons to be happy' things for today's entry to this meme because, well, yeah ... I've got five good reasons to be happy!




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So, all in all, it's a good time to be Dizzo!
 
 
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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
31 July 2016 @ 10:20 pm
I've never been so excited to sit on a chair!

 
 
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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
31 July 2016 @ 10:18 pm
30th July:

just_ruth asked which international friend I most want to meet:  That would be an impossible question to answer.  The simple fact is I'd love to meet each and any of my international friends that I haven't had the good fortune to meet in person already.  I love my interactions with all of you, and it would be a joy and a privilege to meet up with each and every one of you!

31st July:

sinfulslasher (the birthday girl) asked if I have any special birthday traditions, or if there's anything special I'd like to do on my birthday.  I don't have any particular tradition surrounding my birthday, except that I love to celebrate it in some way.  I'm a huge kid when it comes to birthdays - I've always said if I had to choose between birthday or Christmas, it would be birthday, no question.  So I love to do something that makes it feel special.  That usually starts with having the day off work, and my methods of marking my birthday can be anything such as a meal out with friends, a day trip, a weekend away, a theatre show ... the possibilities are endless!

What would I love to do on my birthday?  I would absolutely LOVE to be at a con on my birthday, but unfortunately that's never likely to happen because the dates don't work out!



Thank you to everyone who took part in my meme - hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!

 
 
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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
Dear chums, I know I owe a couple of July Meme answers to  just_ruth and sinfulslasher who is celebrating a birthday today!!

I'e been caught up ing the wondeful maelstrom that is GISHWHES, and will be traipsing the streets of London today with a bevy of equally insane lovvelies looking for new and inentive ways to make a complete prat of myself.

In the meantime, here's wishing sinfulslasher the happiest of happies on her special day, and I will do my utmost to get your answers out to you later this evening.

So, in the absence of a cake, here's something else yummy and indulgent for the birthday girl!

 
 
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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
30 July 2016 @ 02:40 pm
I said a while back that I think I landed squarely on my feet in my new job, and last night just proved to further reinforce that opinion.

A group of us headed up to London to go see a Cricket match at the Oval Cricket Ground, Surrey v Kent, and I think it's fair to say that a good time was had by all!

I enjoy Cricket anyway and, being a Surrey girl, I was delighted that Surrey hammered Kent and won easily.

Here's a few pics from the night:

At the Beehive pub outside the Oval; this was probably as sober as we were all evening ...
At this point, us ladies had christened ourselves the 'Twats in Hats'!
Yep, that was about the level for the night



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Dizzojay's Dean Dreams
28 July 2016 @ 08:25 pm
A piece of news that made me very happy yesterday was the news that all the money raised after the Ice Bucket Challenge shenanigans back in 2014 has been used towards some amazing research into Motor Neurone Disease, and some potentially great breakthoughs have been made as a result.

To all those people who said it was just a silly fad, here's what your 'silly fad' achieved. You are so very wrong.

I was proud to be a very small part of it!


 
 
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